Students who ponder around the Reiley Garden or walk by the Arboretum Outreach Center on their way to class have noticed an interesting cob structure standing between a small pollinator garden and the Reiley Garden, with some new neighbors living in the wall.
Many studies cite the importance of being part of the natural world around us. Regardless of the type of activity, whether it's hands-on gardening, digging in the dirt, taking a walk or a hike, camping, or just quietly experiencing nature, it can lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and encourage connections.
Today is National Arbor Day and to note this important day, we share the words of Arbor Day Foundation President Dan Lambe.
The Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia), a deciduous shrub that originates from North America, can be found on the University of Maryland campus as one of its Champion Trees near HJ Patterson. Unfortunately the Red Buckeye on campus suffered damage, most likely due to hammock usage or climbing, on Maryland Day 2017 and the current status is in question.
Installed in the fall of 2018 on the south side of the Physical Sciences Complex, this garden honors the work of Professor Joseph Weber (1919-2000).
Two of the University of Maryland’s gardens have won county-wide recognition by winning the Prince George’s County Beautification Award.
Michael Carmichael became University of Maryland’s first Stormwater Management and Maintenance Inspector five years ago. He is featured as one of the “Sustainability Seven” because of his dedication to helping make UMD a more sustainable campus through better stormwater management practices.